In 2021, the Pannon Philharmonic celebrates the 210th anniversary of their foundation. According to the original plans, the jubilee year would have spanned from the 10th birthday of the Kodály Centre on 9 December 2020 until 9 December 2021. Still, due to the pandemic crisis, the festivities, for example the glamorous Spring Ball, have been postponed to a later date when our musicians can meet the audience in person in the concert hall without subjecting themselves to the pandemic restrictions. The 210-year-old ensemble is one of the longest-standing cultural institutions of the city; it represents the shared past of Pécs's residents and musicians; thus, the orchestra certainly wishes to celebrate with you, music-lovers. Until then, you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy our live streams as well as jubilee-related interviews, films and games aimed at all generations. We sincerely trust that we will be able to rejoice side by side on 9 December this year, on the orchestra's actual birthday, without reserve and full of joy.
Spring Ball under a 19th century banner
Visitors in the pursuit of elegance, gastronomic specialities and a lifelong experience are welcome from all over Hungary to attend the Spring Ball of the Pannon Philharmonic. The highlight of the evening is the selection of a ball queen, thus we encourage fathers of young debutantes to take the opportunity and present their daughters to fine adult society. There will also be a dance school, and beside an out-posted casino, a vintage photography corner will take us back to the foundation year of the orchestra, and of course for the sake of a unique vintage photo you will have the opportunity to try on the marvellous 19th century dresses worn by the aristocracy of the period.
The ball bulletin printed specially for this occasion will reveal numerous curiosities, and the ladies’ exquisite dance card will remain a memory for a lifetime. The sublime music and atmosphere of the night will be ensured by the musicians of the Pannon Philharmonic and their friends playing popular music. At the eve of the ball, Kodály Centre will dress up in rarely seen splendour, and the ground floor will turn into a ballroom. Perhaps, it is not widely known that the seats of the ground-floor audience area can be moved underneath that of the balcony, and the originally tilted floor of the grand hall will be set horizontal, where holders of Deluxe tickets can enjoy their suppers sitting by round tables.
In accordance with the official dress-code of the event, ladies are to wear a long evening gown, gentlemen are expected to put on a dinner jacket and a bow-tie, while debutantes are required to wear a white dress. Young gentlemen may dress in suits.
For further information, please visit www.pfz.hu, and table reservation can be arranged in the webshop of Jegymester. Pre-booking for circles of friends and extended families is available at firstname.lastname@example.org until 1 November, 2020.